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comment about big bird. but does pbs really need our money for sesame street? it could be a stand alone profit center, couldn't it? we have the numbers and we'll give them to you. and dan henninger, says thanks to last night's debate we have a real presidential race on our hands. dan will be here and as for the media, leftist newspapers and commenttators are in unanimous in the agreement that romney won the debate last night. i'm shocked. we'll ask the media watch dog about it and see if their tone changes by ten o'clock this morning. remember, we do want to hear from you. e-mail us right now,, we've reached some of them on the air, occasionally. 7 early movers this thursday morning. applied materials expects to reduce the global work force by 1300 positions down a fraction. and marriott international swung to third quarter profit. all right, 39 for marriott. up nearly a buck. medical device company, new basics outlook disappoints, bad news for any stock, down 30%. yeah, no, is that 30% or 22? i can't see, 32%. september sales rise more than expected at costco, th
. >> cover the kids' ears. "sesame street" is now a political football. mitt romney shot at funding pbs at wednesday's debate. >> today, president obama took it on as well. >> for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. rounding him up. elmo's got to watch out too. governor romney plans to let wall street run wild again, but he's going to bring down the hammer on "sesame street." >> i know everybody wants to be sympathetic to big bird and to "sesame street." i love the product. it was started the year i was born. >> thanks, bring that up. >> why does taxpayer money need to go to a product that is clearly so profitable? they have toys. they have games. they make money from licensing and revenue. why do taxpayers have to subsidize that? as a stand alone business, "sesame street" will do just fine. >> doesn't the profit from all those toys go to the nonprofit group? there's a children's television workshop that gets the money. >> they nonprofit, so why does taxpayer money subsidize a nonprofit? >> you can make an argument easily that hel
is defending pbs? >> i'm not saying. >> that's it for us, thanks for watching, have a great weekend, bye. >> did mitt romney's post debate victory hit a speed bump with the unemployment rate? we'll break down what the numbers mean. this is special report. good evening, i'm bret baier. president obama is hailing the jobs report, showing a drop from 8.1% to 7.8, as a sign the country has come too far to turn back now. his republican challenger says the new numbers are not the sign of a true recovery, in fact, he says they're telling a far different story. the government's household survey says that 873,000 people entered the work force. but the employer survey found 114,000 new jobs created, 10,000 of those in government. so, the difference, about 760,000 are apparently not full-time stable jobs, what's known as the real unemployment mark, the unemployed and those too discouraged to look for work remains unchanged at 14.7%. white house correspondent wendell goler begins our coverage of the report and the spin. >> two days after a disappointing debate with mitt romney, president obama look
's become the big talker. pbs, though, just a small fraction of the federal budget, as obama is quick to point out. so why do you think the push by romney to end the funding? >> for big bird? >> well, for pbs, sure. >> right. well, he said he was a fan of big bird, but i think he used that as an example of a federally funded organization that he believes doesn't need that taxpayer money. it certainly does well with its own private funding drives. i mean, we're forever seeing pbs funding drives, let's face it. so governor romney was just simply illustrating a point that he would be willing to cut even popular things like big bird because he doesn't see that it's a federal responsibility. >> mitt romney now says that he was wrong about that 47% comment as well. listen to this. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and queion and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that's just completely wrong. >> president obama, surprising a lot of people by not even bringing that up in the
-part documentary. it's airing tonight on pbs, and the book is called "half the sky. our soledad o'brien spoke with the authors this morning. "new york times" columnist nicolas krzysztof and laura ladone. she was asked what the inspiration was for the book. >> well, it really started many, many years ago when we were in china, and we had found out we saw students killed on campus, which was a horrible thing, but the next year when we went to the country side, we started discovering that there were 30 million missing female girls -- female babies from the chinese population, which was a stunning number. partly -- >> 30 million? >> partly through infanticide. some mothers abort female fetuses when he they found out it's a female. we thought it was just china, and so, you know, this is -- china say big complicated country. we moved to japan, and we started discovering a lot of discrimination against women there as well in japan and korea and went down to cambodia and discovered sex trafficking. we thought this was just asia. >> you realized it's the globe. what made you focus on these women's sto
to your head. >> joining us this morning, authors of the book. the documentary airs tonight on pbs and tomorrow night as well. the book is amazing. i know richard had a chance to see the documentary. he's been raving about it for the last several days. >> so exciting to see this finally come to pass after all these years. >> when you're writing the book you talked about individual women's stories. sort of the horrors that they had to overcome. and sort of what input really helped them. "half the sky" we should mention comes from women holding up half the sky. >> a chinese saying. >> exactly. tell me little bit about what you loved about your research in the book that made you think this needs to be a documentary. >> it really started many, many years ago when we were in china. and we had found out that there were some problems in the countryside with women. we had covered tian men square. we started discovering there were 30 million missing female girls, female babies, from the chinese population. which was a stunning number. >> 30 million. >> 30 million. partly through infanticid
on a pbs station for the people who cannot afford satellite. you do great things for education. i would like to ask him as a rural person, who has a highway that barely fits two cars, why should i have to pay for transit when i will never in my lifetime ever going to use it? my mother is 95. she has never been on a train in her life. and why do my tax dollars have to find something like that when it does no good whatsoever for us? and when you give us tax dollars to drive back and forth to work -- and will you give us tax dollars to drop back and forth to work and to the doctor and of that? guest: i would just repeat that this is a national system and there are local interests as well. i'm not saying that the federal government should pay 100% of the chicago transit and rail system. but there is a national interest. you may not use the chicago system, or that the system in phoenix or denver. by you have an interest, as all americans do, in assuring that metropolitan regions have a prosperous economies. i do not know if you're on a state highway or not, but there is a tremendous amount o
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